Approximately 30 persons who participated in a Rabbit Rearing Project in North Leeward, were presented with certificates of completion, as well as rabbits and rabbit rearing kit, during the closing ceremony which was held yesterday in Troumaca.
During his remarks, Kurt Dougan, Senior Technical Officer at the Rural Transformation Unit within the Ministry of Agriculture, commended the students for their participation.
Mr. Dougan also outlined that the objectives of the project, one of which he said is to provide a Rabbit Breeders Association, in order to promote an industry in the various communities, among others.
The project was carried out at the Troumaca Secondary School as part of the “Enhanced Capacity for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods Project and was spearheaded jointly by the Rural Transformation Unit within the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).
Training was also carried out on how to slaughter a rabbit, prepare the rabbit meat, marketing strategies, business skills and proficient rabbit rearing practices.
The Unit said it will continue to monitor the project and encourage the participants to produce rabbits commercially as a cooperative.